FG-48 (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Wyoming (44.7° N, 108.4° W: paleocoordinates 50.5° N, 87.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fort Union Formation, Ti5 (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

• Ti-5

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UMMP

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: W. C. Clyde. 1997. Stratigraphy and mammalian paleontology of the McCullough Peaks, northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: Implications for biochronology, basin development, and community reorganization across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. PhD Thesis, University of Michigan [W. Clyde/W. Clyde/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46654: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by Will Clyde on 24.01.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia Owen 1842 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis simonsi Gingerich 1975 primate
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion osbornianus Cope 1882 condylarth
Phenacodus magnus Thewissen 1990 condylarth